Trauma

What is trauma?

Trauma occurs after an event that threatens an individual’s sense of safety and may be life-threatening. A broad spectrum of emotions and behaviors is typical following a stressful event. However, persistent symptoms or repeated exposure to trauma can lead to long-term detrimental effects that necessitate treatment. A teen with post-traumatic stress may experience persistent, intrusive thoughts of the event, nightmares, sleep disturbances, flashbacks, avoidance of reminders, hypervigilance, hyperarousal, irritability, anger, memory and concentration issues, isolation, and feelings of numbness or guilt and sadness.

How do we treat trauma?

Effective treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder include trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. These therapies aid individuals in processing and altering their perceptions and emotions related to the trauma. They also help construct a narrative that fosters a more positive and adaptive view of themselves and the world. Teens learn to regulate emotions healthily and manage the effects of trauma. Treatment integrates peer support to validate the teen’s experiences, enhancing their social connectedness and support.

Overcoming difficulties in treating Trauma

Treating trauma involves gradual exposure to the traumatic event and its reminders, which is essential for processing and coping with the trauma. This approach can initially evoke distressing emotions and thoughts, which might discourage the individual from continuing, leaving the trauma unresolved. Providing psychoeducation about the treatment process helps the individual understand the purpose and procedures of treatment, facilitating better engagement and outcomes.

Benefits of healing from Trauma

Treatment for trauma helps individuals develop a new, more adaptive narrative of their experiences, enabling them to interact with others and the world in healthier ways. It also empowers them to gain control over the impact of the trauma and make informed choices about how to move forward. Through treatment, individuals can reclaim their lives and build a more positive future.

Therapeutic modalities used for Trauma

At Antelope Recovery, our team of experienced professionals utilizes numerous therapeutic modalities to aid your teen’s journey to health and happiness. Explore some of the modalities used below.

A Glance at Our Intensive Care for Trauma Recovery

Monthly Case Consultations

Monthly review sessions provide an opportunity to zoom out and discuss the success of your treatment plan. Are we meeting our goals? Can we drop sessions or add some? During these sessions we check-in and further customize our approach.

Ongoing Virtual Support

Our treatment team is available to you and your teen for ongoing virtual support between treatment sessions. We encourage the continuous practice of learned skills and provide assistance when challenges arise, ensuring consistent progress.

Initial Assessment

To ensure our treatment is effective and addresses the needs of the whole family, we start with a comprehensive assessment of your teen and family that lays the foundation for successful treatment.

Parent Support

This program isn’t just for your teen — we want to ensure that you have the support and skills for the journey ahead, too. We offer a parenting program and parent coaching as needed, ensuring you have the resources and skills to navigate the recovery journey alongside your teen.

Custom Treatment Plans

Our treatment plans are highly individualized, taking into consideration the specific needs, challenges, and treatment goals of each family.

Interdisciplinary Care Coordination

By coordinating with the entire care team – including psychiatrists, school counselors, probation officers, and pediatricians – we ensure that everyone in your circle of support is on the same page, and taking coordinated efforts forward.

Learn More About Our Virtual IOP Program in Colorado

Our IOP lasts between 4-12 weeks and includes 3-20 hours of care a week, depending on what is needed for your teen to build the foundation necessary for lasting recovery. Treatment plans are completely customized to your teen’s needs. 

Your Family’s Recovery Roadmap

  1. Schedule a free consultation to kickstart your teen’s recovery and create a personalized action plan.
  2. Our team at Antelope Recovery takes the reins, crafting the perfect recovery plan for your teen. 
  3. Work the program through to completion! We offer continued post-treatment support through our alumni and services network. 

Invest in the Best Care for Your Teen

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Personalized Care

We customize your teenager’s treatment plan and weekly schedule to ensure they are on the most effective path to recovery.

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Home-Based Recovery

Our virtual IOP allows teens to practice therapeutic skills in the comfort of their own homes, integrating healing into their daily lives.

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Experienced Providers

Our team brings years of expertise and understanding to every therapy session or group, ensuring your teen receives top-tier care.

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Continuous Improvement

We’re pioneers in the field of teen mental health, using data to drive innovation and enhance services for our clients.

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • The cost of Antelope Recovery’s intensive care for trauma is tailored to meet the specific needs and schedules of each family. Given the wide range of over 20 distinct service and appointment types we offer, which vary in cost from $50 to $200 per hour, establishing an exact cost upfront without a detailed understanding of your situation is not feasible. Our focus is on developing a personalized care plan that not only addresses your unique requirements but also maintains affordability.

    To support accessibility, we accept several insurance options:

    • Mountain Strong EAP
    • Signal BHN
    • CCHA Medicaid
    • Colorado Access Medicaid
    • Aetna
    • Cigna

    For families whose insurance plans are not currently among those we accept, we strive to ensure that cost is not a barrier to receiving care. We may offer scholarships and flexible financing options, underlining our commitment to providing necessary support to every teen in need.

    Prosper Healthcare Lending is also a valuable resource for those in search of additional financial assistance for their child’s care. Moreover, we recommend that families seeking insurance reimbursement consult with an insurance advocate. This can aid in navigating the claims process more effectively and help maximize your insurance benefits.

    Our goal is to simplify the care process as much as possible, ensuring that every teen can access the trauma care they require. For a more comprehensive discussion regarding costs, insurance coverage, and available financial assistance, please reach out to our admissions team.

  • Antelope Recovery’s focus is on providing personalized and ongoing mental health care. For emergency situations, please contact local emergency services or a mental health crisis hotline. However, we do offer 24/7 support during the course of the IOP and are here if you or your teen need to talk. 

  • At Antelope Recovery, we understand that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can often be a complex result of trauma. Our therapists are trained in evidence-based techniques that focus on safety, coping strategies, and trauma resolution. 

    Through individualized care and specialized weekly group sessions, we create a supportive environment that allows teens to process traumatic experiences at their own pace. The community and connection offered in these groups further empower them to rebuild trust and confidence, aiding in their recovery journey.

  • Recovery doesn’t end with the treatment phase. We continue to support your teen post-treatment through follow-up sessions, alumni networks, and connecting families with local resources. Our goal is to ensure that your teen continues to thrive and build resilience after graduating from our program.

  • We recognize the importance of family support in recovery from trauma. We offer family therapy sessions that promote open communication, trust-building, and collaboration toward shared healing goals. Family involvement can enhance understanding and provide essential support during the recovery process.

    However, we also understand that this issue is very sensitive and that there are boundaries your teen will want to maintain during their treatment. We will personalize your teen’s treatment plan according to their needs and comfort levels. 

  • At Antelope Recovery, we provide a gentle, comprehensive treatment for teens affected by trauma. Our approach includes individual therapy, specialized group sessions, and family therapy to create a supportive environment. Our experienced therapists use evidence-based practices to facilitate healing and empowerment, emphasizing confidentiality and empathy.

    Privacy and comfort are our top priorities at Antelope Recovery. We maintain strict confidentiality and adhere to professional ethical guidelines. Our virtual platform ensures discretion, and our therapists are trained to provide a safe and respectful environment for your teen’s healing journey.

  • Your teen does not need to have a formal diagnosis to be admitted to Antelope Recovery’s program. We understand that mental health issues can be complex and sometimes unclear. As part of our intake process, our professional therapists will conduct a thorough assessment to understand your teen’s unique situation, needs, and challenges. This evaluation helps us determine if our program is the right fit and how we can best support your teenager. Our goal is to provide care that meets your family’s specific needs, regardless of a prior diagnosis.

  • Virtual mental health care has proven to be highly effective for teens. In addition to efficacy, virtual care offers increased accessibility, flexibility, and comfort — allowing teens in any part of Colorado to access intensive outpatient services.

    Our therapists are skilled in utilizing virtual platforms to create engaging and therapeutic connections, and our virtual intensive program emphasizes integrating healing into everyday life. We also provide a user-friendly dashboard that allows you to easily navigate your teen’s care and access information on payments, treatment notes, and more.

  • The duration of treatment at Antelope Recovery is tailored to the individual needs and progress of each teen. Typically, our IOP lasts between 4 to 12 weeks and OP lasts anywhere from 1 to 12 months.

    Depending on your teen’s unique needs, they can spend anywhere between three to five hours a day in sessions and other structured activities. Whether short-term or long-term, our treatment’s length is aimed at supporting meaningful, lasting change, and we remain committed to providing ongoing support for as long as it’s needed.

Partner With Us for Your Teen’s Recovery 

Empower your teen and strengthen your family with our innovative and compassionate approach to recovery. Schedule your free 15-minute consultation now, and let’s begin your teen’s journey to recovery today.